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Panasonic AU-EVA1 | Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

Netflix Approved Camera


Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera

Product Code: PANAUEVA1EJ

Product Discontinued

The Panasonic AU-EVA1 compact, S35 camera has been officially added to the Netflix approved 4K camera list.  

  • Compact 5.7K Super 35mm Cinema Camera
  • 5.7K Super 35mm image sensor achieves high-quality 4K/10-bit 4:2:2 images
  • Dual native ISO of 800/2500 offers very high sensitivity with low noise.
  • The wide 14-stop dynamic range, V-Log gamma and wide-color-gamut V-Gamut colorimetry, which are inherited from the VariCam Series, ensure cinema-like pictures.
  • HDMI & SDI 4K video outputs
  • Supports High-frame-rate recording of 4K 60 fps / 2K 240 fps maximum
  • 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Video Codec up to 400 Mbps for robust recording
  • V-Log/V-Gamut capture to best utilise high dynamic range and broad colours
  • EF Lens Mount*1
  • Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
  • The LCD monitor features a touch-panel function and allows flexible mounting.
  • The IR (infrared ray) cut filter ON/OFF mechanism provides the ability to shoot fantasy-like IR images with Cinematography mode.
  • ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)
  • Two SD Card Slots
  • 5.7K Raw output (future update)
  • XLR Audio
  • Weight: 1.2 Kg*2
  • Dimensions: 6.69" x 5.31" x 5.23" (LxHxW)
  • A Guide to the Pansonic AU-EVA1 Camera by Barry Green


  • *1: Panasonic does not guarantee the compatibility or performance of all EF lenses. More details will be provided on the Panasonic website
  • *2: Main unit only (excluding the handle, grip and LCD monitor)


5.7K Super 35mm Sensor

The Panasonic AU-EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized (5720 x 3016, approx. 17.25 million pixels) sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

Dual Native ISO of 800 & 2500

The EVA1 includes dual native ISO like the VariCam 35, VariCam LT and VariCam Pure. Utilising a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, dual native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without degrading the image. This results in a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity without an increase in noise, or other artifacts. Dual native ISO is allowing cinematographers to use less light on set, saving time and money, as well as allowing for a great variety of artistic choices.

V-Log / V-Gamut

The ability to capture accurate colours and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. Like the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras, the EVA1 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colours with a capability of creating 14 stops of dynamic range. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a colour space even larger than film. The EVA1 will also import the celebrated colourimetry of the VariCam line.

High Frame Rate Recording 4K 60 fps / 2K 240 fps

Users can choose between MOV wrapped codecs up to 10-bit 422 even in 4K, as well as AVCHD. Capturing internally in 4K, UHD, 2K, Full HD and HD, the EVA1 offers up to 59.94fps/50fps for 4K/UHD, up to 120fps/100fps for 2K/Full HD, or 240fps/200fps (cropped area) for high-speed capturing.

Cinematic Run & Gun

Weighing only 1.2Kg (body-only) with a compact form factor (17cm x 13.5cm x 13.3cm) and a removable handgrip, EVA1 can be used for efficient handheld shooting applications and can also be mounted on a drone, gimbal rig, or jib arm for complex yet smooth camera moves. The adjustable handgrip offers several controls, including menu, REC start/stop, iris and two user defined buttons. The LCD monitor features a touch-panel function and allows flexible mounting.

Low-Cost Media / SD Card Recording

EVA1 records to two SD card slots, with the option to capture footage with Relay Rec (continuous record) or Simul Rec (simultaneous dual record). There’s also one shot record, which enables single frame video for stop motion capture.

EF-Mount Lenses

The camera utilises a native EF-mount, giving shooters access to the broad EF lens ecosystem, including dozens of cinema-style prime and zoom lenses from numerous manufacturers.

E.I.S. & Integrated ND Filters

Electronic Image Stabilisation (EIS) is employed to compensate for camera shake and blurring, which will help smooth out handheld or shoulder-mount shots on documentary or run-and-gun projects. Behind the lens mount, an integrated ND filter wheel in 2, 4, and 6 stops allows for precise exposure control. The EVA1 also allows the IR Cut filter to be swung out of the path to the sensor at the push of a button. Unique photographic effects and night vision imagery are possible with this control over infrared.

Professional Features

As a professional video production tool, the EVA1 offers dual balanced XLR audio inputs with Dolby Audio™* encoding. 4K-capable video outputs in both HDMI and SDI. where each can be adjusted separately, allowing HD to be fed to a viewfinder or other third party monitor while 4K is sent to an outboard recorder or monitor. Timecode In/Out is also supported on the EVA1 unlike some other cameras in its class. With the addition of the AJ-WM50 WIFI adapter, all EVA1 menu functions can be controlled remotely on IOS or Android using the dedicated app.

*Dolby, Dolby Audio, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.

Bags and Cases

Orca Bags OR-23
Orca Bags OR-23

Medium Backpack with Large External Pockets

Orca Bags OR-25
Orca Bags OR-25

Backpack with Large External Pockets

Batteries and Power Supplies

Hedbox HBP-NPF
Hedbox HBP-NPF

V-lock DV NP-F battery converter power adapter plate

Hedbox RP-NPF550
Hedbox RP-NPF550

High Capacity 16.3Wh 2200mAh DV Battery Pack for Sony - Li-Ion 7.2V (NPF)

Hedbox RP-NPF770
Hedbox RP-NPF770

High Capacity 32.6Wh 4400mAh DV Battery Pack for Sony - Li-Ion 7.2V (NPF)

Hedbox RP-NPF970
Hedbox RP-NPF970

High Capacity 48.8Wh 6600mAh DV Battery Pack for Sony - Li-Ion 7.2V (NPF)

Hedbox RP-VBD78
Hedbox RP-VBD78

57Wh 7800mAh DV Battery Pack for Panasonic - Li-Ion 7.4V (VBR)

Hedbox UNIX-DC
Hedbox UNIX-DC

Professional Cine Battery V-Mount Plate

Memory Cards

Panasonic AJ-P2M064AG
Panasonic AJ-P2M064AG

64GB MicroP2 Memory Card

Video Monitors

Atomos Shinobi 7
Atomos Shinobi 7

7-inch 4K HDR HDMI/SDI Photo/Video Monitor

What is HEVC [H.265], and why does your production need it?

H.264 is one of the most ubiquitous acquisition video compression standards on the market. It’s used for everything from capture on a mobile phone to delivery on most web platforms, including social networks such as YouTube and Facebook (live and on-demand). The sheer flexibility of H.264 has resulted in it being one of the most enduring standards to date. It’s still likely to be your primary delivery codec for some time to come.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Panasonic announce EVA1 ‘share your vision’ video contest

Panasonic has launched a competition for video professionals in Europe and the US to showcase their best work, shot on the AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera. ’Share Your Vision’ is open from June 1st to August 24th, with the winners being announced at IBC in Amsterdam on 14 September 2018.

(Un)limited Power!

Whilst the EVA-1’s viewfinder is great for menu settings and indoor use, some find that it struggles in strong daylight. Many users have been opting for 3rd party EVFs or on-camera monitors, such as the SmallHD Focus monitor, that offer brighter, clearer images and are perfect for framing and focusing. The issue here is that you now have to carry two different sets of batteries and chargers, adding extra weight and reducing space in your kit bag. This is where Core SWX step in…

Firmware upgrade superpowers Panasonic EVA1

Panasonic has announced a firmware upgrade to its AU-EVA1 compact cinema camera that, among many improvements, will see the camera capable of recording ALL-I codecs and outputting RAW. The free upgrade, available from the end of March 2018, means the super 35mm sensor camera will now support Panasonic ALL-Intra codecs, RAW output, time lapse recording as well as a new HD 422 interlaced codec for TV applications. In addition, remote operation is now possible using third party wired controllers, allowing focus and iris control for diverse lens options, as well as zoom control for Canon compact cine servo zoom.

Panasonic launches EVA1

Panasonic has previewed the AU-EVA1, at Cine Gear Expo 2017 in Los Angeles, USA, a new 5.7K cinema camera positioned between the Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K mirrorless camera and the VariCam LT 4K cinema camera. Compact and lightweight, the AU-EVA1 is tailor-made for handheld shooting, but also well suited for documentaries, commercials, and music videos. The EVA1 contains a newly designed 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor yields a higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

Ver. 3.00

New Features

  1. Additional Recording Format
    4K/UHD 59p/50p 420_10bit@200Mbps
    4K/UHD 29p/25p/23p/24p 420_10bit@150Mbps
  2. IP Live Control
    Please refer to our Website concerning the updates about operation checked products.
  3. Capturing function (still image [jpg] from video) is added.
  4. While recording or playback on HLG mode, Camera can convert HLG to SDR and then output it.
    This works on LCD/SDI/HDMI respectively.
    [Related menu] OUTPUT SETTINGS >
    - Assignable to USER SW (LCD/SDI/HDMI respectively)
    - Status indication such as “HDR” or “SDR” on HOME MENU / EVA ROP
  5. OSD displays Focusing point. (m/ft switchable)
    "SDI / HDMI" and "LCD" can be set individually.
    [Related menu]
  6. 2ch AWB MEMORY (AWB A/B switchable)
    [Related menu]
  7. Increasing ease of use on system setting
    Some functions assignable on USER SW
    - “SETUP FILE” list popping up on display with pressing USER SW
    - “VFR ON/OFF” switchable with USER SW
    Selectable from SLOT 1 or SLOT 2 when loading SETUP/SCENE FILE
  8. Canon lens “CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S” and EXTENDER can be used in combination.


  1. SD card setting operability is improved to detect the card correctly.
    i. LED lighted as soon as inserting SD card
    ii. Message modified to encourage reseating SD card
  2. Though in rare cases, some TV monitors couldn’t display the camera HDMI output. It is improved.
    Audio menu configuration (CH1/CH2/STEREO/MIX) couldn’t be set to a built-in speaker output. This problem is fixed.
  3. The TIME ZONE information on CLIP was displayed with the plus time difference even if it is the minus time difference at TIME ZONE. This problem is fixed.

Version 2.53

  • Quality of 2K RAW output image is improved.

Ver. 2.51


  1. When using the EF lens (EF17-40 F4L USM), its f-number is calculated based on the position of IRIS OPEN. But, depending on the timing of the lens’s response, a correct f-number cannot be calculated so that the brightness of an image may change. This problem is fixed.
  2. When the SHUTTER setting is sec, the shutter value will change after ABB is performed. This problem is fixed.
  3. In SDI RAW “S35 5.7K” mode, the timecode output from TC OUT is out of sequence. This problem is fixed.

Ver. 2.50

New Features

  1. Improvement to the noise in low light conditions
    "SMOOTH", which has more NR effect, is added to the Noise Reduction (NR) menu.
    Also, the menu name is changed from "NR" to "NOISE REDUCTION".

    [Related Menu] CAMERA SETTINGS
    -> ISO800/ISO2500:
    (Factory default setting is OFF.)
  2. Additional compatible lenses
    Canon CN-E lens: ONE PUSH AF operation verified
    Other verified lenses

    EF 24-105mm F4L IS Ⅱ USM
    EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM

    SP 35mm F/1.8 Di VC USD
    SP 90mm F/2.8 Di MACRO 1:1 VC USD
  3. Improvements
    1. Default setting of FOCUS EXPAND MODE is changed from "HOLD" to "10SEC". (To prevent users from falsely believing that their cameras are malfunctioning while they are simply in the EXPAND mode)
    2. Improvement in COLOR SETTING menu display It is improved so that not only SCENE FILE numbers but also SCENE FILE names are displayed.
    3. A particular lens may not have its IRIS working at high-speed fps settings. This problem is fixed.

      Lens: Canon EF17-40mm F4L USM
      75 fps or higher (frame rate) at 50 Hz (system frequency)
      90 fps or higher (frame rate) at 60 Hz (system frequency)

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • 1 x AU-EVA1
  • 1 x Battery
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x AC Adapter
  • 1 x Shoulder Strap
  • 1 x Microphone Holder
  • 2 x 12mm Screws for Mic Holder
  • 1 x Microphone Holder Adapter
  • 1 x Grip
  • 1 x Grip Belt
  • 1 x LCD Monitor
  • 1 x LCD Monitor Hood
  • 1 x Handle
  • 1 x Mount Cap
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